Description & Technical information

Kangxi period 
Dutch Market
A set of four Chinese porcelain teabowls and saucers each with a man and a tiger in a landscape. These are small and of very fine eggshell porcelain.

Tigers are rare on Chinese porcelain, and this design probably refers to Wusong, a character from the Chinese literary work The Water Margin, who slew a tiger with his bare fists.

Date:  1710
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 9 cm (3¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art